By Remitbee - Mar 28, 2022
Surely, as one of the most highly urbanized cities globally, Vancouver's nightlife is so alive and breathtaking. With sky-high city scrapers and bright, colourful lights– no wonder why the people of Vancouver are among the best party goers in North America.
For this reason, Vancouver is also among the Muslim-friendliest cities in Canada. There's a community of about 70,000 Muslims across the metropolitan area. And indeed, entrepreneurs and restaurateurs know how to do their job. Here are Vancouver's top 5 best late-night restaurants, the perfect go-to places after Ramadan.
If you're looking for some Himalayan dishes, East is East is the perfect Vancouver restaurant for you! The warm light and cozy space make it feel even more calming when you visit at night. What's even better is East is East offers an all-halal menu for our Muslim friends in Vancouver.
They offer mainly Afghan, Indian, and vegetarian dishes. The Lion of the Desert roti roll is a must-try if you're health-conscious. Pair it with a bowl of dahl; you'll undoubtedly get addicted and come back for more. Don't miss the savoury chai tea, too. It'll make you feel the glorious end of Ramadan.
East is East has a branch on West Broadway and two on Main Street– one opens during lunch and the other at dinner (Chai Lounge). You can also check them out on UberEats, DoorDash, SkipTheDishes, Zomato, and OpenTable.
West Broadway Address: 3035 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC Open: Sun-Thur, 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m Phone: 604-734-5881; 604-620-4282
Main Street - Lunch Address: 443 Main St., Vancouver, BC Open: Everyday, 12 p.m-4 p.m. Phone: 604-565-4401; 604-565-4402
Main Street - Chai Lounge Address: 443 Main St., Vancouver, BC Open: Sun-Thur, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Phone: 604-565-4401; 604-565-4402 Website: https://www.eastiseast.ca/
Cazba Restaurant also offers an all-halal menu, ranging from vegetable, chicken, lamb, fish, and green herb meals. They also use the Persian cooking style to make the natural flavour of food come out.
If you're planning to visit Cazba Restaurant, their Persian ice cream and kebab plates are a must-try! Also, this restaurant is committed to using all-organic ingredients. Their herbs and spices come straight from Iran! Among their best sellers are Koo-Koo Sabzi, Mast-o-khiar (for appetizer), and Persian teas and sweets (for dessert).
Cazba's ambiance is best described as a family-friendly space. The place is decorated with a balance of warm and natural lights paired with some wood accents. Overall, they give off a traditional but sustainable vibe.
They have two branches in Vancouver located downtown and in North Van. You can also find them at UberEats, LazyMeal, OpenTable, and SkipTheDishes.
Davie Street Address: 1103 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N2 Open: Everyday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Phone: 604-428-4747
North Vancouver Address: 132 16th St W, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1T4 Open: Everyday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Phone: 604-980-7373
As a vegetarian-vegan restaurant, The Naam's menu is mostly halal. It has been serving Metro Vancouver for more than 50 years. The Naam is among the most reputable, premiere go-to places after Ramadan. Just be sure to take note of what's on the menu. After all, you wouldn't like to have alcohol, mushrooms, or fermented grapes pass through your stomach.
The Naam Restaurant is famous for its salads. You must also taste their quesadillas, Tuscan nachos, or Yukon Gold fries paired with miso gravy. Their vegan burger and Dragon Bowl are also a must-try.
Expect to be welcomed with some fresh air and a nature-themed ambiance. For a more fun-filled experience, you may try their live music from 7-10 p.m., too! The restaurant is almost always filled up, so it'll be best to request a reservation.
You may also go for delivery. You can find The Naam on UberEats and DoorDash.
Address: 2724 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1R1, Canada Open: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Phone: 604-738-7151 Email: [email protected] Website: https://www.thenaam.com/
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Famous for its halal Arabian and Turkish foods, Baghdad Cafe offers many flavorful meals, ranging from spicy, strong-flavoured dishes to healthy, vegetarian snacks. Their appetizers include Caesar, cabbage, and beet salads, among others. But most importantly, Baghdad Cafe is famous for its authentic shawarma dishes. You can have it on your plate or in wraps.
They also offer platters of thyme, lamb meat, and cheese. And for your dessert, you may opt for the traditional kunafa, baklawa, or maamoul. Baghdad Cafe also offers various teas and coffees to make your dinner even more refreshing.
They have a modern-style interior– perfect for people who prefer "fresh" over traditionally decorated restaurants. Baghdad Cafe also houses the friendliest staff, proven by its high reviews online.
Baghdad is available in UberEats, SkipTheDishes, and DoorDash.
Open: Everyday, 9 a.m-10 p.m. Phone: +1 604-428-2525 Address: 548 Seymour St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Another Middle Eastern cuisine. Babylon Cafe offers 100% halal dishes. They're famous for their traditional shawarma and vegetarian meals, which you can have on plates or wraps. They started operating in 2004; quite young, indeed. But through word of mouth, Babylon Cafe worked it up to its place now, proving that they offer the best foods in town.
You must try their lamb dishes, kebab plates, and chicken souvlaki. The Greek salad, roasts, and tzatziki are also something to taste. Upon entering the restaurant, expect a warm welcome from the friendly staff. They can give you the best recommendations if you're not yet familiar with the menu.
Babylon Cafe is available in 3 locations: Commercial Drive, Nelson, and Denman Street. You may order online through UberEats, SkipTheDishes, Zomato, and Doordash.
Commercial Drive Branch Address: 1605 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC Open: Mon-Sat, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Phone: 604-563-8487
Nelson Branch Address: 770 Nelson St., Vancouver BC Open: Mon-Fri, 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Phone: 604-568-7379
Denman Branch Address: 1156 Denman St., Vancouver BC Open: Mon-Fri, 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Phone: 604-568-7010
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